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Military medals stolen in Plymouth burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Plymouth are appealing for information after a number of unique items including military service medals were stolen.

Four medals (pictured) were taken from a property in Taunton Avenue, Whitleigh, sometime between 11pm on Tuesday 23 September and 6am on Wednesday 24 September.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Northern Ireland General Service and Accumulated Service medals were all taken after thieves entered the property via a patio door.

The stolen medals. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

These are very distinctive items and the medals in particular are of huge sentimental value to the victim. We are hoping someone will have seen the stolen property or been offered the items for sale, and we would urge them to get in touch with police.

– DC Riley, Devon & Cornwall Police

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the items or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Taunton Avenue area around the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CR/109133/14, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fishing delegation from Dorset heads to US

Scallops are put in a pot on board the fishing boat Credit: ITV Westcountry

A pioneering partnership between fishermen and conservationists in Lyme Bay is sharing ideas with the Americans.

A delegation is heading to California next month. It includes scallop diver John Shuker as well as fishery managers and advisers.

They hope to learn how others protect stocks but maintain livelihoods.

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